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The Riptide Report: PLL Week 8

Last weekend saw the conclusion of the Premier Lacrosse League regular season at Tom and Mary Casey Stadium at the University of Albany. A trio of Riptide players saw action as teams battle for playoff spots for the PLL championship.

 

With midfielder Brent Adams out due to a lower extremity, the remaining three Riptide players played in the same game on Saturday afternoon as Atlas LC took on Waterdogs LC. For the Waterdogs, Riptide forward Kieran McArdle led his team with four points on a goal and three assists.

 

On the other side of the field, Riptide defender Cade Van Raaphorst scooped three ground balls and caused two turnovers. Riptide forward Jeff Teat score 3 points on a goal and two assists. Teat’s goal was the talk of the weekend, as the Ontario native took the ball off of a feed in front, and with no room to maneuver, put the ball behind his head and fired into the opposite corner. Teat’s ridiculous goal was featured as the number four play on ESPN SportsCenter top 10 list.

 

In the end, the Waterdogs took the 10-9 victory to lock up the number one seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs. They will take on the winner of the 4/5 game in the semifinals next weekend on Sunday, September 5 at 1:30 PM ET. Atlas, meanwhile, still finished as the league’s number two seed and will face Cannons LC on Saturday, August 21 at 2:30 PM ET in the PLL quarterfinals.

 

With the end of the regular season, the Premier lacrosse league announced their nominees for yearly awards. For those following the league throughout the year, one name that continued to stick out was Jeff Teat. As a result, it was not surprising to see that Teat was nominated for Rookie of the Year, the Eamon McEneaney Attackman of the Year, and most notably the Jim Brown MVP Award. The winners will be announced during PLL Championship weekend.

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